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Mick TAYLOR: Maidenlane FRANKENSTEIN's Versions Vol 16 - 1990.02.21 - NYC (Lone Star Roadhouse) - 1st show
Posted by: StonyRoad, September 17, 2023 09:02
The Maidenlane Recordings:
a Mick Taylor tribute
Long-time Mick Taylor fan Maidenlane taped a number of Mick’s gigs on the East Coast (mainly in New York City) between November 1986 - May 1993 to preserve his own memories. Around the same time Mick Taylor lived in NYC and thus did a lot of concerts there, with his own bands or as a guest artist with other great musicians.
In our first series we first published the concerts that had never been circulated in any form. By listening to the others we discovered that many of his alternative recordings were interesting too. In the second series we publish the “Maidenlane Tapes Alts” which will feature recordings that are either in better sound quality, more complete or sound differently from previous releases.
In this last series we present the result of mixes and merges which will be similar to the Frankenstein productions (of my FP-series): by “mixing” I mean that I simultaneously record the 2 sources and by “merging” I mean that I record each source on a different channel (one for the left channel and the other for the right).
Of course, we are very grateful to Maidenlane and I also would like to thank nzb for his help (his advice, judgements and expertise have been invaluable to me).
The Maidenlane FRANKENSTEIN’S VERSIONS
- February 1990
Lone Star Roadhouse
(2 sources mixed and merged)
21st February 1990: New York City, Lone Star Roadhouse (1st show)
Line-up: MT (gtr, voc)/John Paris (gtr, voc, harm)/Teo Leyasmeyer (keyb)/Emmanuel 'Chulo' Gatewood (bass)/Damon Duewhite (dr)
Part I: the mixed versions
01 - tuning (solely nzb source & mix for the last 10 seconds)
02 - Hideaway
03 - Laundromat Blues
04 - Stop Breaking Down
05 - Red House
06 - You Gotta Move
07 - Shake Your Moneymaker (first 17 seconds a mix then solely Maidenlane recording)
08 - outro with band introduction (solely Maidenlane recording)
Part II: the merged versions (left channel Maidenlane, right channel previous version)
09 - tuning
10 - Hideaway
11 - Laundromat Blues
12 - Stop Breaking Down
13 - Red House
14 - You Gotta Move
15 - Shake Your Moneymaker (faded out)
‘Laundromat Blues’ and ‘You Gotta Move’ were published on a promotional 3" CD-single (Fun House FXD 5029) in Japan in August 1990.
Nzb also brought in a recording from this show. It has average sound and the end is missing.
Maidenlane's version is very interesting because it has a better sound than nzb’s version and it’s more complete (containing the end of “Shake Your Moneymaker” and the outro which was missing on nzb’s recording) but misses the majority of the tuning (before the show).
I decided to combine both recordings with the idea of having the most complete recording with the best possible sound.
Because there was time left, I added as a bonus, the mixed versions. Of course the introduction and the end of the concert are absent because they were only on one of the recordings).
All recordings are edited, declicked and the channels equilibrated and synchronized.
As usual I used a lot the infos taken from The Mick Taylor Complete Works Database by Nico Zentgraf